Modularity of the rodent mandible: Integrating bones, muscles, and teeth

@article{Zelditch2008ModularityOT,
  title={Modularity of the rodent mandible: Integrating bones, muscles, and teeth},
  author={M. L. Zelditch and Aaron R. Wood and R. Bonett and D. Swiderski},
  journal={Evolution & Development},
  year={2008},
  volume={10}
}
  • M. L. Zelditch, Aaron R. Wood, +1 author D. Swiderski
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution & Development
  • Summary Several models explain how a complex integrated system like the rodent mandible can arise from multiple developmental modules. The models propose various integrating mechanisms, including epigenetic effects of muscles on bones. We test five for their ability to predict correlations found in the individual (symmetric) and fluctuating asymmetric (FA) components of shape variation. We also use exploratory methods to discern patterns unanticipated by any model. Two models fit observed… CONTINUE READING
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